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Tommy Joseph | First Baseman | #19

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (0) / SF
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Tommy Joseph finished 0-for-4 in Friday's loss, dropping his average to .190.
Joseph has just three extra-base hits and an 18/4 K/BB ratio in his 63 at-bats, opening the door for Brock Stassi to claim more time at first base. Stassi doesn't match Joseph's offensive upside, but he does offer the superior glove. Apr 29 - 3:00 AM

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Tommy Joseph went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Mets.

Hits have been hard to come by for the first baseman in the season's first few weeks, as he had just seven through 44 at-bats prior to Thursday's game. Even with the three-hit performance, Joseph is hitting just .208/.250/.313 with a single homer and six RBI in 14 games. If nothing else, those power numbers should rise as he breaks out of his early-season slump.
Apr 20 - 11:45 PM

Tommy Joseph clubbed his first home run of the season in a losing effort against the Nationals on Friday afternoon.

Joseph tagged Nats' starter Stephen Strasburg for his solo shot in the second inning. He finished the day 1-for-3 plus a walk and a strikeout. He has struggled for much of the first two weeks, hitting just .143/.194/.286 with four RBI.
Apr 14 - 7:32 PM

Tommy Joseph is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Mets.

Brock Stassi got the start at first base Monday, but Joseph is back in there Tuesday against right-hander Matt Harvey. The 25-year-old is 2-for-20 (.100) zero extra-base hits and eight strikeouts to begin the year.
Apr 11 - 2:31 PM

Tommy Joseph is not in Monday's lineup against the Mets.

He'll take a seat with right-hander Jacob deGrom on the hill for New York. Brock Stassi will start at first base and bat seventh.
Apr 10 - 2:37 PM

Tommy Joseph is not in the Phillies' lineup Thursday.

Joseph, who is 0-for-8 with five strikeouts to begin the season, is getting a breather with it being a day game after a night game. Brock Stassi is starting in his place. Howie Kendrick and Cameron Rupp are also sitting out for Philly, as Daniel Nava is in left field and Andrew Knapp is behind the plate.

Tommy Joseph went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer on Monday against the Blue Jays.

And the longball came off of Jays closer Roberto Osuna. Joseph also added a double and a couple singles. The Phillies' first baseman got off to a slow start this spring but has heated up of late and is now up to a .304 average and .909 OPS with three dingers.
Mar 27 - 9:55 PM

Tommy Joseph went 2-for-3 and scored a run against the Red Sox on Saturday.

He missed a few games after getting hit in the hand with a pitch last week. He is batting .260 with two longballs in 50 spring at-bats. He will be the Phillies starting first baseman this year after sharing time at the position with Ryan Howard last year. Joseph hit .257/.308/.505 with 21 home runs and 47 RBI in 347 plate appearances in 2016.
Mar 25 - 5:50 PM

Tommy Joseph came off the bench Sunday against the Rays and doubled in his lone at-bats.

Joseph hadn't played since Tuesday because of a bruised left hand sustained on an HBP.
Mar 19 - 3:58 PM

Tommy Joseph is getting another day off Friday after suffering a left hand contusion when he was hit by a pitch Tuesday.

Joseph is doing on-field work before the game, according to The News Journal's Meghan Montemurro. It sounds like he'll be back before the weekend is over.
Mar 17 - 11:25 AM

Tommy Joseph (hand) is not in Wednesday's Grapefruit League lineup against the Yankees.

Joseph was on the initial lineup card, but now Max Stassi will get the start at first base. The Phillies are probably just playing things safe after Joseph was hit in the hand by a pitch on Tuesday. X-rays came back negative, but it would be no surprise if he needs a day or two at the very least.
Mar 15 - 1:35 PM

X-rays came back negative on Tommy Joseph's left hand.

Joseph exited Tuesday's Grapefruit League game after he was hit in the hand by a pitch in the first inning. Fortunately, he escaped with just a bruise and is considered day-to-day.
Mar 14 - 3:24 PM

Tommy Joseph suffered a left hand contusion when he was hit by a pitch in the first inning of Tuesday's Grapefruit League game.

Fortunately for the Phillies, it doesn't sound serious. Joseph is poised to be the regular first baseman for Philadelphia this season after batting .257/.308/.505 with 21 homers over 107 games in 2016.
Mar 14 - 2:06 PM

Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said Tuesday that they are currently viewing Tommy Joseph as their regular first baseman.

Klentak didn't rule out the possibility of adding another option for first base, but Joseph hit .257/.308/.505 with 21 homers and 47 RBI over 107 games as a rookie in 2016 and they are prepared to see what he can do with an everyday role. "If that changes by virtue of an additional player acquisition, then we'll adjust," said Klentak. "But Tommy showed pretty well for himself all year long and we're excited to see what he can do in a little more of a regular role this coming year." Joseph was better against lefties than he was against righties, but he can be a cheap power source in fantasy leagues in 2017.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 10:16:00 AM

Tommy Joseph left winter ball in the Dominican Republic after suffering a wrist injury.

Joseph only ended up getting 20 at-bats over five games. The good news is that Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said there's not expected to be any long-term implications with the wrist. Joseph hit .257/.308/.505 with 21 homers and 47 RBI over 107 games this past season and could get the majority of at-bats a first base next season.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 06:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Cameron Rupp
2Andrew Knapp
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Brock Stassi
2B1Cesar Hernandez
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
3Ty Kelly
LF1Howie Kendrick
2Daniel Nava
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Michael Saunders
2Aaron Altherr
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Aaron Nola
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Zach Eflin
6Clay Buchholz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Neris
2Joaquin Benoit
3Jeanmar Gomez
4Pat Neshek
5Edubray Ramos
6Joely Rodriguez
7Luis Garcia
8Mark Leiter